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July 2011

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Aspire to be the next Steven Spielberg? Here is your chance to move your passion further! Back for a second year round, The Originals Get Reel Contest is here to provide you with a platform to showcase your originality and creativity through the production of your very own trailer.
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Singaporean exhibitor Golden Village is planning to screen two of Japanese pop star Ayumi Hamasaki’s recent concert tours at its flagship theatres. GV Marina will screen a film based on Ayumi’s first 3D digital concert tour, Arena Tour – Next Level, in August, when it will also be screened theatrically in Japan. The tour took place April-October 2009 and attracted 300,000 fans to 35 shows in 12 Japanese cities.
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The Tourism Bureau yesterday unveiled a new promotional film featuring the friendliness of the Taiwanese seen through the eyes of young women, a backpacker, a family and senior citizens. Tourism Bureau Director-General Janice Lai (賴瑟珍) said it was the first time a promotional video had been produced using the same techniques as a movie production.
The Champ, a 1979 remake of the 1931 Oscar-winner

1. CULTURE: Can a mediocre movie test the science of crying? When people are asked to name their favourite weepie film, many will opt for Bambi, Steel Magnolias or Titanic. Not many would nominate The Champ (pictured above), a 1979 remake of the 1931 Oscar-winner.
Fire in Babylon

There’s only a few days left in the Auckland leg of the 2011 NZ Film Festival and the Film3 team has been cramming in as many sessions as possible. Here are our latest reviews: Fire in Babylon “They say after humiliation is riches, power, and blessing – eternally forever” – Bunny Wailer from Bob Marley and the Wailers
Sundance Institute will partner up with Amazon, Hulu, iTunes, YouTube and Netflix

Keri Putnam, Executive Director of the non-profit Sundance Institute, today announced an expansion of the Institute’s Artist Services program, which provides opportunities for Sundance Institute artists to reach audiences, raise funding and receive support through a robust educational and resources site. While the Sundance Film Festival has long offered a platform for films to be acquired for distribution, the expansion of this initiative aims to provide opportunities for the many projects that are distributed independently. Through the program, filmmakers can now make their films available online to consumer markets via iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, SundanceNOW, and YouTube while still retaining …